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Rural health care focus of town hall meeting

Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Tony Lourey and Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen were joined by representatives of the Minnesota Farmers Union in Cloquet to discuss key health care initiatives in Gov. Tim Walz’s budget proposal. The ONECare MN proposal (PDF) offers a multipronged approach to improve the health care experience for all Minnesotans, including additional options for coverage, changes that will reign in pharmacy costs and improvements to dental care.

Fact sheets, other materials available on budget

Information about human services proposals is now available on the DHS website, including legislative fact sheets on health care, behavioral health, services for families and children, assistance for vulnerable adults, and resources for people with disabilities and older Minnesotans. Additional information will be added as the legislative session progresses.

Governor Tim Walz announces proposed budget

Governor Tim Walz has proposed the Budget for One Minnesota, prioritizing health care, education, and community prosperity. Key proposals for human services include investments in health care, behavioral health, and services for children and families. The proposed budget is for the two-year period that begins on July 1, 2019. Detailed information is available on the Minnesota Management and Budget website and the Governor’s Office website.

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